About Seussical JR.

Horton the Elephant

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  

Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Seussical JR. provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast of expandable “Seussian” creatures.

Franklinton Area Community Theatre

Franklinton Area Community Theater (FACT) is a nonprofit children’s theater group that is located in Franklinton, North Carolina and meets at the new (2011) Franklinton High School. Founded in August of 2004, FACT has grown to include over sixty active members.

Youth interested in theater, including performing on stage, directing, stage management, technical support and set design can find wonderful opportunities through FACT.

FACT is open to anyone that would like to participate and currently includes youth from Franklin County Public Schools, local private schools, and home schools. Actors presently range from five-years-old to eighteen-years-old.

Parents are also encouraged to get involved by helping manage different aspects of the plays including supervision, costumes, and publicity.  The group works to make theatre an enjoyable method of self-expression for each child. Students grow in self-confidence, verbal skills, and artist expression.

FACT has presented a wide variety of plays over the past ten years including Godspell, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Into the Woods, Seussical, The Pied Piper, Willy Wonka, Little Mermaid Jr, Dr Dolittle, Schoolhouse Rock and The Sound of Music.

All individuals must audition for upcoming shows. FACT’s Spring productions usually showcase the younger children in our group, and shows are expanded to include as many individuals as possible. Fall productions are a more elite group and interested individuals should be prepared for cuts at auditions.